Kameron Simmonds, a sophomore at the University of Tennessee, will be representing Jamaica in the team’s World Cup matchup against France at 6 am on Sunday, July 23. Simmonds, who is the third generation of players in her family to represent Jamaica on the national stage grew up in Midlothian, VA, but her father Greg Simmonds is a graduate of Sherwood High School.
Kameron is following in her father and grandfather’s footsteps, as both men previously played for Jamaica’s national soccer team. In an interview discussing her family’s love for soccer and each other with Knox News, Simmonds said, “The love that we have for the game and each other, it’s just so amazing that I get to continue that legacy within the family. It’s something we can bond over and talk about. It’s just an incredible honor.”
After graduating from Sherwood in the early 90s, Greg Simmonds went on to attend Howard University where he played soccer and graduated as the all-time leading scorer for the Bison in 1998. In 1999, Simmonds turned professional with the Hershey Wildcats of the USL A-League. He scored sixteen goals that season and was selected as the A-League Rookie of the Year. His scoring touch led to D.C. United calling him up in January 2000 for two games in the 2000 CONCACAF Champions’ Cup. His professional career spanned until 2009 and he now the president and founder of various Futsal programs in the Richmond area.
Kameron will lead Jamaica in World Cup Group F with France, Brazil, and Panama. Jamaica is +4000 to finish first in Group F at the 2023 Women’s World Cup. To win the whole tournament, it has +50000 odds, according to Fox Sports.
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